Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MICHELLE LAMELZA IS "DIAMOND" IN THE STAGED READING OF "THE GRINDER"

The role of "Diamond" in the staged reading of  "The Grinder" will now be played by Michelle Lamelza.  Welcome Michelle!



THE ROLE OF DIAMOND TO IN STAGED READING OF "THE GRINDER" TO BE RECAST

So sorry that the lovely Deborah DeStefano had to back out of the staged reading of "The Grinder" due to a schedule conflict.  She was so perfect for the role.  Hopefully, she will join us again in one of the many projects I have lined up including the feature film of "A Wound In Time", which I will soon be having auditions for.
Al Roffe, Michele MacShane, Christian Blain, and Bill Russo continue on with the reading slated for early Summer.  A replacement for the role of "Diamond" to be named shortly.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

PERFORMANCE TROUPE? I THINK SO!

With the many options suitable, and the enthusiasm I'm receiving for a dinner theatre event of my historical Creole drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" I decided that we can be considered as a "performance troupe"!  Trying  to think of a name for us...  "The Spicy Thespians"? "Les Bons Artistes"? "Les Artistes Libres"? I will present the names to the cast, I mean troupe, and see what they like.
Christiana Blain and Ron Rivera in "Blood Makes The Red River Flow"

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

THE ROLE OF FELLOW STRIPPER "RITA" IN "THE GRINDER" HAS BEEN CAST

My muse, the lovely Christiana Blain, has agreed to read the role of "Rita", a fellow exotic dancer and friend of "Diamond" in "The Grinder".  Christiana appeared with me in "Julius Caesar Set In Africa", and in my historical Creole drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow".  She is very eager to partake in this challenge.
Christiana Blain in "Blood Makes The Red River Flow"

BILL RUSSO ON BOARD AS THE DIPLOMATIC COURIER "NELSON" IN "THE GRINDER"

Finally, the leading man has been cast in my latest drama and play # 1 in my trilogy of "Women You Thought You Knew", "The Grinder".

The character and reserved Diplomatic Courier "Nelson" will be played by Bill Russo in the upcoming staged reading.  I am so pleased that he agreed to participate.
Bill Russo as "Nelson"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

N'KENGE STARS AS MARY WELLS IN "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL"! BRAVA!

Back in 2011 I was Wardrobe Supervisor for New York Musical Theatre Festival's "Tut" at St. Clements Theatre.  The lovely lady in the yellow dress in this PR pic for "Tut" now stars on Broadway as Mary Wells!  Can't wait to see the show and hear that enchanting voice again...


N'kenge in NYMF 2011 "Tut"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CAST OF "BLOOD MAKES THE RED RIVER FLOW" MEETS

It was so wonderful for the cast to get together the other night and watch archival footage of our first preview performance of the 2012 production of this lovely Creole drama.  While watching, we realized that we indeed had something special to share and know that the next production will be bigger and more enchanting than ever!  While we await available dates for an Off Broadway limited run, we are planning a Creole dinner theatre event co-starring delicious Creole cuisine!  

We also welcomed new cast members Krystal Hills, who will take on the role of "Marie Pollion" and Chuk Obasi, as a stand in for the role of "Rebeau".  Both are very talented and professional and will be quite a wonderful addition to our "family".

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Friday, April 5, 2013

LA PLAZA IN MATANZAS, CUBA CIRCA 2011, A SETTING IN "A WOUND IN TIME" CIRCA 1957

This is a video of La Plaza or the marketplace in present day Matanzas, Cuba.  It is the location of a scene circa 1957 in which a young Millie sees the love of her life, Ruben Centron, for the first time in the screenplay adaptation of  "A Wound In Time". She was a poor girl who longed for a beautiful dress she admired there.  Ruben, a property owner purchased the dress for her.  They eventually fell in love.  It was probably very different back then, with plentiful products.  But I'm sure the vitality of the marketplace remained the same .